On Saturday night, Virgil and Acidus, two young security researchers, were scheduled to give a talk at
on security flaws they'd found in a popular ID card system for universities.
It's run by Blackboard, formerly by AT&T, and you may know it as
On Saturday, instead of the talk, attendees got to hear an Interz0ne
official read the
Cease and Desist letter
sent by corporate lawyers. The DMCA, among other federal laws
including the Economic Espionage Act, were given as the reasons for
shutting down the talk (but -- update -- see the P.P.S below). I spoke with Virgil this morning.